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MRFF – 2020 COVID-19 Immunological Studies Grant Opportunity

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NHMRC Research Help Centre

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1800 500 983

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GO ID:
GO4080
Agency:
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Close Date & Time:
23-Jul-2020 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Co-sponsored with:
Department of Health
Primary Category:
231013 - Medical Research
Publish Date:
12-Jun-2020
Location:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS
Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive

Description:

Applications to this Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Coronavirus Research Response: 2020 COVID-19 Immunological Studies Grant Opportunity must propose research that characterises the immune response across COVID-19 patients with asymptomatic, mild, moderate, severe, and critical disease.

Studying the natural infection and the level of immunity across these patient groups will support:

  • understanding how the SARS-CoV-2 virus is transmitted by asymptomatic individuals
  • the development of predictive markers of patient infectivity and to define disease severity
  • understanding the immunological correlates of protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection
  • understanding how genetic variation between SARS-CoV-2 isolates (as the virus mutates) effects the immune response of different patient groups.

The research should consider population dynamics in Australia and vulnerable population groups such as the elderly, pregnant women and those with complex and/or chronic health conditions.

The intended outcome of this research is knowledge and evidence that will inform the national health response to COVID-19 and support clinical practice, including:

  • targeting interventions such as self-isolation
  • prioritisation of vaccines and / or treatments for high-risk individuals and vulnerable populations.

Given the rapidly evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, timely research outcomes relative to the time required to conduct the appropriate research should be proposed. 

This opportunity is supported by the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

Eligibility:

Applications will only be accepted from NHMRC approved Administering Institutions. A list of NHMRC approved Administering Institutions is available on GrantConnect and on the NHMRC website: https://nhmrc.gov.au/funding/manage-your-funding/nhmrcs-administering-institutions.

Applications must satisfy all the requirements set out in the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Coronavirus Research Response: 2020 COVID-19 Immunological Studies Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

Total Amount Available (AUD):
$2,000,000.00
Estimated Grant Value (AUD):
From $0.00 to $1,000,000.00
Instructions for Application Submission:

Applicants are advised to read the Grant Guidelines thoroughly and liaise with the Administering Institution that will submit the application to identify any specific requirements that the Institution might have.

Applications must be submitted electronically using NHMRC’s online Granting System (Sapphire).

https://healthandmedicalresearch.gov.au/

Other Instructions:

Questions should be submitted no later than 1:00pm ACT Local Time on 9 July 2020

Contact Details

NHMRC Research Help Centre

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1800 500 983

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